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  APIS lifescience - Honey bee
The domestic European honey bee (Apis mellifera, family Apidae) is one of 20.000 species belonging to the superfamily of the bees (Apoidea).
She was probably first distributed in Anterior Asia where she became commercially exploited by humans and in the course of the time was spread over the whole earth.
The genus Apis mellifera forms persistent states, which consist of a queen, about 30,000 to 70,000 worker bees and up to 1,000 drones.
www.apis-lifescience.de /eapis.htm   (186 words)

  Homeopathy homeopathic medicine APIS MELLIFICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Apis is an invaluable acquisition to our Materia Medica.  It has a group of sharply characteristic general indications which are met with in a great variety of ailments and conditions.  This is known to the world since very long time.
The genus Apis is of European origin and is widely distributed all over the world.  Female bees are distinguished from the males by their shorter abdomen.  The female bees have only the poisonous stings.  In male, mouth parts are well developed.
Apis mellifica has a very slow action that is why it should not be changed very soon.  When there is increased flow of urine that shows a favorable effect.
www.indiangyan.com /books/homeopathybooks/homeopathic_matria/apis_mellifica.shtml   (1020 words)

  Bee - LoveToKnow 1911
Among the humble-bees (Bombus) the workers help the queen, who takes her share in the duties of the nest; the distinction between queen and workers is therefore less absolute than in the hive-bees (Apis), whose queen, relieved of all nursing and building cares by the workers, devotes her whole energies b FIG.
But when Fabre substituted dead individuals of her own species or live larvae of another genus, the Osmia had no scruple in destroying them, so as to bite her way out to air and liberty.
With Apis, the genus of the hive-bee, we come to the most highly-specialized members of the family - better known,perhaps, than any other insects, on account of the long domestication of many of the species or races.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bee   (3113 words)

 Bees and social insects
Apis dorsata workers are bout 17-19 mm (nearly 1 inch) long, and nest in the open, they make a single comb, usually on a tree branch and is 6-10 ft across (2-3 meters) and usually 10-60 ft (3-20 meters) from the ground.
Apis florea used to be the only species of the dwarf honey bee, but now it is recognized that there is a separate species of bees, Apis andreniformis.
Apis florea is more reddish and the first abdomen is always red in an old worker (younger workers are paler in color, as is the case in the giant honey bees), while A.
www.cyberbee.net /biology/ch1   (1052 words)

 BIBBA Bee Improvement and Bee breeding Association - honey bee conservation
The sub-family Apinae or honeybees, comprises a single genus, Apis, which is characterised by the building of vertical combs of hexagonal cells constructed bilaterally from a midrib, using only the wax secreted by the worker bees.
The genus Apis was thus enabled to colonise a wide variety of environments, ranging from tropical to cool temperate.
Two dozen geographic races of the Western Honeybee, Apis mellifera, have been recognised, adapted to a range of environments from the cold Continental climate of Eastern Europe, through the moist temperate climate of the Atlantic seaboard, the warmth of the Mediterranean, and the heat of the tropics and semi-deserts.
www.angus.co.uk /bibba/bibborig.html   (7103 words)

Honeybees of the genus Apis belong to the family Apidae, a sub-group of this superfamily.
As in the other Apis species, honey is stored in the upper part of the combs, but also in the outer combs, adjacent to the hive walls.
It appears that the adaptability of the bees, appropriate beekeeping technology, better understanding of forage ecology and socio-economic suitability are among the most important factors underlying the further development of beekeeping with the common honeybee in Asia.
www.fao.org /docrep/x0083e/X0083E02.htm   (3134 words)

 O. Orkin Insect Zoo: Basic Facts--Insect Classification
Bumblebees are in the genus Bombus, and honey bees are in the genus Apis.
The genus Apis includes several species, one of which is the honey bee, Apis mellifera.
For the honey bee, Apis mellifera, Apis is the genus.
insectzoo.msstate.edu /Students/basic.classification.html   (559 words)

Although some "stingless" bees are robbed of their honey in tropical regions, bees of the genus Apis, the true honey bees, are the major producers of honey and other hive products.
Apis mellifera, the western hive bee, has been introduced into most regions of the world for use in beekeeping.
There are four species in the bee genus Apis-- three which are native to Asia and one which is native to the Euro-African region.
www3.telus.net /conrad/3.htm   (5296 words)

The Western honeybee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honeybee comprised of several subspecies or races.
Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, a bee) is the practice of intentional maintenance of honeybee hives by humans.
The bumblebee is a flying insect of the genus Bombus in the family Apidae.
www.sahpa.com /glosary.html   (1991 words)

 Systematics and ecology of North American bee-associated mites: potential threats to native and introduced pollinators ...
Species in this genus are known to be phoretic on honey bees in the Australian and tropical Pacific regions, and it is possible that the presence of this mite in the Caribbean region represents an introduction from the Old World.
The genus Sennertionyx, which is associated with the megachilid tribe Anthidiini, has not been previously recorded from North America, however, the PD has records of this genus from many North American anthidiines; nest-inhabiting stages are unknown as is the nature of the association with the bee host.
Morphology, ontogeny and systematics of the genus Vidia (Acari: Winterschmidtiidae).
insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu /beemites/Objectives.htm   (8390 words)

 ScienceDaily: Honeybee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, there are eleven species within the genus Apis, all of which produce and store honey to some degree.
Of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, there are eleven species within the genus Apis, all of...
The true hornets make up the genus Vespa, and are distinguished from other vespids by the width of the vertex (part of the head behind the eyes), which is...
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/Honeybee   (1487 words)

 welcome! : plushpuffin's perl garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Honeybees are a subset of bees which fall into the Order Hymenoptera and Suborder Apocrita.
Of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, there are eleven species within the genus Apis, all of which produce and store honey to some degree.
Four species have historically been cultured for or robbed of honey by humans: Apis mellifera (Western honeybee), Apis florea (Dwarf honeybee/little bee), Apis cerana and Apis dorsata.
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 Himalayan ceranaid: Apis cerana beekeeping in Nepal
Apis cerana bees with a couple of Nepali beekeepers, the buzzing of the bees was like music to my ears and we were all having a great time...
Apis mellifera worker and drone, Apis laboriosa worker; inset shows a pseudoscorpion and a varroa mite-- the tantalizing possibility exists that pseudoscorpions pick the smaller varroa mites from the bodies of the bees whose nest space they share, thus assisting in keeping down the population of this potentially harmful parasite.
There is some overlap in the range of sizes for Apis mellifera and Apis cerana with smaller races of the former (such as the source of the "africanized" strains migrating through California, Apis mellifera scutellata) being of a comparable size to the larger subspecies of Apis cerana cerana found in the Jumla region.
www3.telus.net /conrad/nepalbee.htm   (5929 words)

 Earlham -- Biological Diversity -- Apis Mellifera: The Common Honeybee
Though Apis mellifera is currently not listed under any endangered species lists, it is important to note that their native species numbers are declining.
Apis millifera are directly affected by the poison of pesticides and indirectly affected by the use of herbicides, which kill off wildflowers and other flowering plants, which are used in foraging (Ecological Society of America, date unknown).
The biology of the honey bee, Apis mellifera.
www.earlham.edu /~harrico/apismellifera.htm   (1214 words)

 Species Apis mellifera - Honey Bee - BugGuide.Net
There are no true Apis mellifera scutellata in the Americas, but the African traits carried by descendents have spread thoughout the warmer parts of both North and South America.
The other big event was the introduction of parasitic mites, especially those in the genus Varroa, which were originally found on related species in Asia.
Apis mellifera bees, for the most part, have no natural defenses, so when these crab-like arachnids are introduced into a hive, they quickly build up to such levels that there aren't enough bees left to keep the hive going.
bugguide.net /node/view/3080   (1020 words)

Apis: The genus to which the honey bee belongs.
Apis dorsata: Scientific name for the large honey bee of Asia which builds open air nests of single comb suspended from tree branches, rocky ledges, etc.
Nosema disease: Disease of bees caused by protozoan spore-forming parasite, Noserna apis.
maarec.cas.psu.edu /bkCD/glossary_BUS.html   (2932 words)

Morphology, ontogeny, biology and systmatics of the genus Vidia (Acari : Winterschmidtiidae).
Evolution of mating behavior in the genus Apis and an estimate of mating frequency in Apis cerana (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
Pollen dispersal in Cucurbita foetidissima (Cucurbitaceae) by bees of the genera Apis, Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Athophoridae).
geocities.com /BeesInd/BeesIndBookO.htm   (4928 words)

 Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases - Hymenoptera venom review focusing on Apis mellifera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The most extensively characterized Hymenoptera venoms are bee venoms, mainly from the Apis genus and also from social wasps and ant species.
The most extensively characterized Hymenoptera venoms are bee venoms, mainly from the Apis genus, and also from social wasps (Vespula, Vespa, and Polistes) and some ant species (8,42).
Apis mellifera venom is composed of high molecular weight molecules - enzymes with a molecular weight higher than 10.0 kDa and peptides (with low molecular weight).
www.scielo.br /scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1678-91992003000200002&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=en   (3667 words)

 OTRAS ESPECIES DE APIS Y MELIPONAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Colony relatedness in aggregations of Apis dorsata Fabricius (Hymenoptera,Apidae).
Genetic Structure of an Apis dorsata population: The significance of migration and colony aggregation.
New haplotypes for the non-coding region of mitochondrial DNA in cavity-nesting honey bees Apis koschevnikovi and Apis nuluensis.
www.culturaapicola.com.ar /apuntes/meliponas/apis_meliponas.htm   (4981 words)

 Entomology - Bites and Stings of medically important venomous arthropods
In Central and South America, in addition to fire ants, ants of the genus Paraponera (25 mm long) cause edematous wounds 35 and are of human health significance as demonstrated by the many common names among the people living within its range (hormiga bala, viente cuatro hora hormiga, munuri, chacha) 29.
Spiders of the genus Latrodectus (of the comb-footed spider family Theridiidae) are worldwide in distribution 47.
Revision of the genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Africa.
spiders.ucr.edu /dermatol.html   (9111 words)

 Bee Phylogeny
These are the Euglossini (orchid bees, 175+ known species, five genera [Cameron 2004]), Bombini (bumble bees, 239 species, all in the genus Bombus [Williams 1998]), Apini (honey bees, at least seven extant species, all in the genus Apis [Engel 1999]), and Meliponini (stingless bees, several hundred species, numerous genera [Michener 1990]).
The corbiculate bee tribes are thought to be of Mesozoic age because a fossil meliponine has been described from the late Cretaceous (~80 mya; Michener 2000 and references therein; Grimaldi 1999, Engel 2000b).
It is not clear which data set is providing the correct picture of corbiculate tribal relationships, although we suspect that the long branch leading to Apis and the highly unstable position of Apis within the different molecular data sets suggest that this branch of the tree may be creating problems.
www.entomology.cornell.edu /BeePhylogeny/corbiculatestudies.html   (670 words)

 Overview of Bees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The genus Apis is comprised of eight species.
Apis mellifera is comprised of 24 different races.
Bees tend to be vegetarians and are generally hairy, whereas wasps tend to be carnivorous and hairless (Buchmann, 2005).
www.uni.uiuc.edu /~stone2/bee_overview.html   (215 words)

 An Annotated Catalogue of the Bee Species of the Indian Region-Apis
Apis Linnaeus, 1758: p.343, 574; Type species: Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1761; = A. mellifera Linnaeus, 1758, by designation of Latreille, 1810: p.439.
Apis (Sigmatapis) Maa, 1953: p.556; Type species: Apis cerana Fabricius, 1793, by original designation.
There is no seggregated list as such available of the plant species those are being visited by the species of our specified area.
www.geocities.com /beesind2/apis.htm   (401 words)

 Open Directory - Science:Biology:Flora and Fauna:Animalia:Arthropoda:Insecta:Hymenoptera:Bees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The genus Apis includes the social hive building honeybees, including the domesticated honeybees, and the giant and little honeybees of south and southeast Asia.
The genus Bombus is a group of bumble bees, and consist of social honey gathering and storing insects of the northern hemisphere.
Genus of the solitary bees commonly known as carpenter bees.
dmoz.org /Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna/Animalia/Arthropoda/Insecta/Hymenoptera/Bees/desc.html   (95 words)

 Insect Orders
genera - plural of genus; A genus is a group of plants or animals with similar characteristics.
Animals (insects) are classified by kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species, author's name.
For example, the honey bee is classified as Animal (kingdom), Arthropoda (phylum), Insecta or Hexapoda (class), Hymenoptera (order), Apidae (family), Apis (genus), mellifera (species), Linnaeus (author's name).
insects.tamu.edu /fieldguide/glossary.htm   (1902 words)

 Apis nulensis Information
Apis nulensis is a species of honeybee described in 1996 by Tingek, Koeniger and Koeniger.
Tingek S., Koeniger N., Koeniger G. (1996) Description of a newcavity-dwelling species of Apis (Apis nuluensis) from Sabah, Borneo with notes on its occurrence and reproductive biology (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Apini), Senckenbergiana Biol.
Arias M.S., Tingek S., Kelitu A., Sheppard W.S.(1996) Apis nuluensis Tingek, Koeniger and Koeniger, 1996 and its genetic relationship with sympatric species inferred from DNA sequences, Apidologie 27, 415–422.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Apis_nulensis   (239 words)

 Bee Happy!: B-keeping Glossary
Descendants of bees introduced to Brazil from the African strain, Apis mellifera adansonii, escaped a testing facility in 1956 and have migrated through South America, Mexico and have been found in southwestern areas of the United States.
Single unit of space in comb in which honey or pollen is stored, or bee can be raised; worker cells are about 25 cells per square inch of comb, drone cells are about 18 per square inch.
An infectious disease of adult bees caused by a spore-forming protozoan, Nosema apis Zander.
pages.prodigy.net /dscribner/bees/fbeespgg.html   (6642 words)

 FFA Study Materials - Classification
Scientists refer to a species with the genus name, the species name and the name of the author of the species which is the scientist who originally described the species.
The genus name and species name typically are in italics, with the genus name capitalized but not the species name.
The author’s name is in plain type and appears in parentheses if the genus name was changed by other authorities since it was first described.
entowww.tamu.edu /ffa/senior/classification.html   (263 words)

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This suggests that the genus appeared much later than the other types.
The genus comprises four species: Apis florea, the Little Honeybee; Apis dorsata, the Giant Honeybee; Apis cerana, the Eastern Honeybee; and Apis mellifera, the Western Honeybee.
(Some authors include Apis laboriosa and Apis andreniformis as separate species, but it is likely that these are geographical subspecies of Apis dorsata and Apis florea respectively which show greater physical variations than the other subspecies and are possibly in a more advanced stage of speciation.
www.lycos.com /info/bee--bees.html   (524 words)

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Apis is the genus of bees from which the honeybee and most other honey producers originate.
The genus has 3 subgenera and multiple species.
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